showing that anatomically modern humans evolvedfrom more apelike creatures fairly recently--about100,000 years ago, in Africa, and, in the view of some,in other parts of the world as well.But it turns out we have not exhausted ourresources with the Laetoli footprints, the Kanapoihumerus, and the ER 1481 femur. Over he pasteight years, Richard Thompson and I, with theassistance of our researcher Stephen Bernath, haveamassed an extensive body of evidence that calls intoquestion current theories of human evolution. Some of this evidence, like the Laetoli footprints, is fairlyrecent. But much of it was reported by scientists inthe nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And as you can see, our discussion of this evidence fillsup quite a large book.Without even looking at this older body of evidence,some will assume that there must be something wrong with it--that it was properly disposed of by scientistslong ago, for very good reasons. Richard and I havelooked rather deeply into that possibility. We haveconcluded, however, that the quality of thiscontroversial evidence is no better or worse than thesupposedly noncontroversial evidence usually citedin favor of current views about human evolution.But Forbidden Archeology is more than a well-documented catalog of unusual facts. It is also asociological, philosophical, and historical critique of the scientific method, as applied to thequestion of human origins and antiquity.